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Cedar, Leelanau County, Michigan (near Traverse City), United States
I am a 76 year old (born 7/4/1937) retired Public Radio Engineer from Lawrence University in Appleton, Wisconsin. Happily married to the love of my life, Teddy (nee Teddy Schlueter). Teddy is a retired Medical Records Clerk from Theda Clark Hospital in Neenah, Wisconsin. Two children, Michael and Lon. Lon passed away in 1994. Michael is married to his wonderful wife, Toni and lives in Appleton, Wisconsin. For photos click on link below or visit our photo site http://www.flickr.com/photos/igboo NOTE: Click on photos for full-size images.

Friday, November 24, 2006


Ever since our cat Simba passed away last summer Teddy has been wanting to get another cat. I have been resisting saying, "I don't want to get another pet that will outlive me!" However I finally caved in and today we went to the local humane shelter and adopted a 6 month old black and white kitten which we named Nasdaq or Nazzy for short. He is a frisky little fellow and has quickly made himself at home, running up and down the trailer with full kitten enthusiasm.


Saturday, November 18, 2006

Anna's Hummingbird

We have been feeding some visiting Anna's Hummingbirds since arriving here in Lake Havasu last month. Snapped these picts through the window yesterday.

Monday, November 13, 2006

Pack Rat...the rest of the story

We at first thought that the Pack Rat that we encountered when we first arrived here in Havasu was a local guy. However, it soon became evident that, NO...he had hitched a ride with us up in Colorado and was living happily in the ceiling of the trailer. Every night we could hear him running around up there. This proved to provoke a lot of discussion among us and other RVers here in the park as to our best course of action. We knew that he came out on nightly raids for food, water and shiny things so we visited the local Home Depot and armed ourselves with snap traps, sticky traps and DeCon snacks. This was war and we were determined to win. For the first week he snapped the traps w/o getting caught, avoided the stickys and ignored the DeCon. However he must have been getting hungry as the DeCon disappeared one night and several days later we stopped hearing from him. So now, a fortnight later, we assume that he has gone to Pack Rat heaven and is now enjoying the pleasures of seven virgin Pack Rat ladies. We haven't noticed any odor but were told to not worry about it as out here in the dry Arizona air they mummify so quickly that it isn't noticeable.
Thus ends the saga of Larry, Teddy and the Pack Rat.

Saturday, November 11, 2006

Pegs & Jokers

We played cards last night (Pegs & Jokers). More and more of the "Snowbirds" are arriving so we had enough players for two tables. I played at a table of six players and Teddy played at a table of eight. As you can see, she holds her cards close to her chest...no-one is going to get a peek at her hand.

Monday, November 06, 2006


The sunsets here in Lake Havasu are georgous. Brilliant reds and yellows usually reflected off the clouds over the California mountains.This is from last night (Sun 11/5/06).
**The mountains across the river are in California.***

Saturday, November 04, 2006


Another lazy day in Lake Havasu City. Watched Wisconsin at Camp Randall beat Penn State 13 to 3 this afternoon. We generally don't get to watch many UW or Packer games here in Arizona but we were able to watch the Packers last week as they were playing the Arizona Cardinals.

Teddy took one of her long walks today and found $10.00. It's amazing how she manages to find money all the time. Last week she found a $20 dollar bill somewhere between here and the mini mall about 3 miles down the road. She generally walks there and back every day. I generally ride my Segway over to the clubhouse and back every day. But...guess what...my cholesterol is lower than hers. Go figure!

Wednesday, November 01, 2006


Tonight (Wed.) was ribs night at the local American Legion hall. We went with two other couples, Jim & Carol Babcock and Don & Carol Dingman. They were falling off the bone good.